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  • Around The World In Eighty Daysby Michael Palin

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    'The pace of this kind of travel has not much changed since Fogg set out in 1872. Trains may be a little faster, but there are certainly no high-speed rail links yet across India, China or the USA. Passenger services have practically disappeared from the world's shipping lanes ... Recourse to air travel, even as a convenient means of escape, was not... more...

  • Attention All Shippingby Charlie Connelly

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 12.99

    This solemn, rhythmic intonation of the shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chiming the hour. Since its first broadcast in the 1920s it has inspired poems, songs and novels in addition to its intended objective of warning generations of seafarers of impending storms and gales. Sitting at home listening to the shipping... more...

  • Hearing Birds Flyby Louisa Waugh

    Little, Brown Book Group 2008; US$ 11.99

    HEARING BIRDS FLY is Louisa Waugh's passionately written account of her time in a remote Mongolian village. Frustrated by the increasingly bland character of the capital city of Ulan Bator, she yearned for the real Mongolia and got the chance when she was summoned by the village head to go to Tsengel far away in the west, near the Kazakh border. Her... more...

  • Smile When You're Lyingby Chuck Thompson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 17.99

    From Bangkok to Bogotá, a hilarious behind-the-brochures tour of picture-perfect locales, dangerous destinations, and overrated hellholes from a guy who knows the truth about travel Travel writer, editor, and photographer Chuck Thompson has spent more than a decade traipsing through thirty-five (and counting) countries across the globe, and he's... more...

  • Absolutely Faking Itby Tiana Templeman

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.83

    Thirteen luxury hotels, five months... no money. For Tiana Templeman, travel has always meant hiking boots and hostels, so when she wins a trip for two to stay at thirteen of the world's most exclusive five-star hotels, it sounds like the chance of a lifetime, an opportunity to see how the other half lives. But with a travel budget stretched tighter... more...

  • A.A. Gill is Further Awayby Adrian Gill

    Orion 2011; US$ 12.99

    A new collection of dazzling travel pieces from SUNDAY TIMES journalist and critic A.A. GILL. From the moment he joined THE SUNDAY TIMES, A.A. Gill has wanted to interview places - to discover the personality of a place as if it were a person, to listen and talk to it. A selection of the very best pieces that Gill has written over the past five... more...

  • How Hard Can It Be?by Jeremy Clarkson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 11.27

    How Hard Can it Be? is the fourth hilarious volume in Jeremy Clarkson's The World According to Clarkson series. How hard can it be... To build a power station without upsetting the eco-mentalists? To seek world domination if you've been hit the ugly stick? For the Met Office to get yesterday's weather right? In volume four of The World... more...

  • Clear Waters Risingby Nicholas Crane

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 18.32

    Alone - though he was just married - and on foot, Nicholas Crane embarked on an extraordinary adventure: a seventeen-month journey along the chain of mountains which stretches across Europe from Cape Finisterre to Istanbul. His aim was to explore Europe's last mountain wilderness and to meet the people who live on the periphery of the modern world. more...

  • The Great Railway Bazaarby Paul Theroux; Theroux Paul

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.50

    The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's classic and much-loved homage to train travel. The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and... more...

  • The Everything European Travel Phrase Bookby The Everything Series Editors

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 14.95 US$ 12.26

    ¿Dónde está la estación de trenes? Dov?è la stazione? Où est la gare? Wo ist der Bahnhof? There's too much to see as you travel through Europe to waste time being lost in translation. Add The Everything European Travel Phrase Book to your e-library and you'll never be at a loss for the right words again. Whether you're looking for the train... more...